Thursday, May 17, 2007

Chic Homemade Lunch a la Martha Stewart

I've been subscribing to Martha Stewart's latest mag - Everyday Food - so far so good. After weeks of eating turkey sandwiches for lunch in an effort to save money during the day, I've been on the lookout for some good, new lunch recipes. I decided to try my first Everyday Food recipe - Chicken Club Salad:

I decided to substitute Bibb lettuce for the pictured Romaine. It came out pretty good, although I will say you need to watch your bacon if you prepare it a la the recipe - it will burn if your oven cooks too quickly! I made a second batch of bacon for day 2 of the Chicken Club Salad lunch and microwaved it over a sheet of paper towel for 2 minutes - they came out nicely, took less time, and made less mess.

I'd definitely give this one a try if you're thinking about it - but I will definitely cut the chicken into smaller bites next time or possibly even shred it (or use rotisserie chicken...hmmm) - the possibilities are endless!


Mom2fur said...

Oooh, that looks good! I used to subscribe to Everday Food and really enjoy it. In an effort to save money, now I read it at the library. I like your idea of using a rotisserie chicken. I've also heard the suggestion to buy a whole chicken, boil it up (you get broth, too!) and just shred and freeze packages of it for use in recipes like this.
And, frankly...anything made with bacon gets my vote, LOL!

Shopaholic D said...

Hey Mom2Fur,

Cooking the whole chicken is a great idea...I've just been too lazy to do

The bacon is a must for this recipe - it adds a lot of flavor!

:) D

Anonymous said...

can you post the recipe please?

Mom2fur said...

I've been meaning to do it, too...but I never remember to buy the chicken, LOL!

Shopaholic D said...

Hey Anonymous - not sure if that's legal, but i'll check

Mom2Fur - you sound like me! i've been forgetting sour cream for the past couple weeks, which i needed to make those sugar cookies in one of the recent Everyday Food mags...however, i remembered yesterday and baked them! yay! I'll do a post on it

:) D